Throughout history, there have been many women directors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female directors such as Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Jodie Foster, Lucy Liu, Kathy Bates.The women directors featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989, American
Actress
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987, British
Actress

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress, Producer and Director

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961, American
Actress
Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director

Laura DernLaura Dern
10 February 1967, American
Actress, Director

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968, American
Actress

Kathy BatesKathy Bates
28 June 1948, American
Actress and film director
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Sondra LockeSondra Locke
28 May 1944, American
Actress
Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert
08 May 1964, American
Actress

Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola
14 May 1971, American
Director

Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
21 February 1983, French
Actress, Director
Sosie BaconSosie Bacon
15 March 1992, American
Actress

Maggie CareyMaggie Carey
1975 AD, American
Director
Teri HatcherTeri Hatcher
08 December 1964, American
Actress

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
03 November 1952, American
Comedian, Actor, TV Producer

Robin WeigertRobin Weigert
07 July 1969, American
Actress
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978, British
Theatre Director

Mary Stuart MastersonMary Stuart Masterson
28 June 1966, American
Actress, Director
Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991, British
Actress

Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
17 November 1966, French
Actress, Screenwriter, Director

Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Lisa NiemiLisa Niemi
26 May 1956, American
Actress, Director
Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
10 July 1969, American
Photographer, Actress, Director

Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972, British
Actress

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Cara BuonoCara Buono
01 March 1971, American
Actress
Elizabeth PeñaElizabeth Peña
23 September 1959, Cuban, American
Actress

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Tilda Cobham-HerveyTilda Cobham-Hervey
31 August 1994, Australian
Actress

Rhea SeehornRhea Seehorn
12 May 1972, American
Actress

Andrea NavedoAndrea Navedo
10 October 1977, American
Actress

Nia VardalosNia Vardalos
24 September 1962, Canadian
Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, Singer
Katherine HelmondKatherine Helmond
05 July 1929, American
Actress

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
Jocelyn TowneJocelyn Towne
30 June 1976, American
Actress

Francesca GregoriniFrancesca Gregorini
07 August 1968, Italian, American
Film Director

Danielle HarrisDanielle Harris
01 June 1977, American
Actress
Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
27 August 1969, American
Actress

Tosca MuskTosca Musk
20 July 1974, Canadian, South African
Filmmaker, Entrepreneur
Rebecca MillerRebecca Miller
15 September 1962, American
Director, Actress

Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976, Chinese
Actress

Tasha SmithTasha Smith
28 February 1971, American
Actress

Jane WagnerJane Wagner
26 February 1935, American
Director

Constance ZimmerConstance Zimmer
11 October 1970, American
Actress
Katie AseltonKatie Aselton
01 October 1978, American
Actress

Ally WalkerAlly Walker
25 August 1961, American
Actress

Brenda StrongBrenda Strong
25 March 1960, American
Actress

Dinah ManoffDinah Manoff
25 January 1958, American
Actress
Lauren TewesLauren Tewes
26 October 1953, American
Actress

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968, British
Singer-songwriter
Julie WarnerJulie Warner
09 February 1965, American
Actress

Rebecca SugarRebecca Sugar
09 July 1987, American
Animator, Screenwriter, Director, Songwriter and

Ellen MuthEllen Muth
06 March 1981, American
Actress
Tricia Leigh FisherTricia Leigh Fisher
26 December 1968, American
Actress

Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
31 July 1939, American
Actress
Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973, American
Actress

Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
06 May 1965, Canadian
Actress

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939, Hong Konger, American
Actress
Shanelle WorkmanShanelle Workman
03 August 1978, American
Actress

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist
Nadira BabbarNadira Babbar
20 January 1948, Indian
Theater Artist

Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
22 August 1979, Canadian
Actress

Isidora GoreshterIsidora Goreshter
24 October 1981, American
Actress

Beth GrantBeth Grant
18 September 1949, American
Actress
Stella AdlerStella Adler
10 February 1901, American
American Actress & Acting Teacher
Susan TullySusan Tully
20 October 1967, British
Actress

Liz VasseyLiz Vassey
09 August 1972, American
Actress

Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984, British
Actress

Milena GovichMilena Govich
29 October 1976, American
Actress
Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985, French
Actress

Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
16 September 1975, British
Actress

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983, Kenyan, Mexican
Actress

Charlotte DeanCharlotte Dean
29 September 1982, American
Illustrator, Visual Artist

Mrunmayee LagooMrunmayee Lagoo
 , Indian
Actress, Assistant Director, Script Supervisor
Lauren ParsekianLauren Parsekian
08 December 1986, American
Director, Activist, Actress

Erica SchmidtErica Schmidt
08 June 1975, American
Actress, Director
Stephanie SoechtigStephanie Soechtig
 , American
Film Director

Alex MartiniAlex Martini
14 April 1990, American
Assistant Director

Jessica WeixlerJessica Weixler
08 June 1981, American
Actress
Vanessa VadimVanessa Vadim
28 September 1968, French, American
Film Director, Daughter of Jane Fonda

Busy PhilippsBusy Philipps
25 June 1979, American
Actress
Whitney CummingsWhitney Cummings
04 September 1982, American
Comedian

Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay
24 August 1972, American
American director

Lake BellLake Bell
24 March 1979, American
Actress

Regina KingRegina King
15 January 1971, American
Actress
Angela WhiteAngela White
04 March 1985, Australian
Actress

Lisa AnnLisa Ann
09 May 1972, American
Actress
Lea ThompsonLea Thompson
31 May 1961, American
Actress

Neena GuptaNeena Gupta
04 July 1959, Indian
Actress
Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
15 October 1943, American
Actress

Rory KennedyRory Kennedy
12 December 1968, American
Filmmaker
Kathryn BigelowKathryn Bigelow
1951 AD, American
Filmmaker, Screenwriter